The Boogie Nights actor is reteaming with his Pain & Gain director Michael Bay for the fourth installment of the action franchise, which has previously starred Shia LaBeouf, and Wahlberg is determined to leave his mark on the series.
He tells movie website ComingSoon.net, “I’m really excited about Transformers. Michael Bay and I just did Pain & Gain and we had such a good time making it. He came to me and said, ‘I’m kind of doing a whole different reboot on Transformers. Are you interested?’ I said, ‘Yeah, I’ll do it!’ I loved the idea and I think we can make something really cool and kick-a**.
“This is not something where it’s already established and I’m just in there to get a pay cheque. I’m thinking this is the most important role of my career and I can do something really special.”
Transformers 4 is set for release in 2014.